Thursday, February 2, 2012

Already February…

I can’t believe that it is already February! Where did January go? I’ve been meaning to do a post about some of my goals for 2012 and the time has gotten away from me. I’m doing a couple of tutorials a month on my sister in law Cathy’s awesome blog. I am having fun doing them, but I’m still trying to balance all my “free” time. I did one on how to redo your knife block. You can see it here if you want more info.
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I did a tutorial on how to make this cute Valentine banner. You can see the tutorial here.
Today I did a picture tutorial on how to make your own laundry detergent. I have been using this recipe for a year and I love it. I love how cheap it is to make and that 1 batch costs less than $5 to make and lasts so long. We have HE machines so I don’t have to use as much per load, just 1/4 cup! You can see it here.

2012 To Do List

Here are some of things I want to accomplish this year, I figure if I write it on my blog it will hold me accountable and maybe I’ll accomplish what I want to!
  1. The first thing is to stop drinking Dr. Pepper & Diet Coke. I don’t feel like I have a bad habit, but 2-3 a day isn’t good for me {maybe that is a bad habit}. So far I’ve cut back to 1 diet coke in the afternoon. Soon I will cut that one out. I am drinking more water and staying away from Sonic at happy hour! I will still drink the occasional coke, but don’t want the everyday habit, it is expensive and not good for me!
  2. The next thing is to develop a good habit of studying my scriptures. I gave a talk in church this past Sunday on scriptures and it was a good reminder for me on what I should be doing. I found this wonderful article by Elder Bednar, Because We Have them Before Our Eyes that I used as a reference in my talk. I’m going to try to do what he suggested. I’ve been doing a  lot better about reading my scriptures everyday, now I need to add a little more depth to my study.
  3. I need to start some kind of exercise program. I am still trying to figure out what I want to do. I have an elliptical machine that gets more use as a clothes rack. I think I wouldn’t mind running outside, especially when the weather is nice, but figuring out a time to go when Jim is home is hard. What works for you other moms of young kids?
  4. Organize, organize, organize!! Especially my craft room, it is a mess! I have so much stuff, I need to get rid of some things. Anyone interested in old Stampin’ UP! stamp sets? I keep thinking I will sell them on eBay, but they are still sitting in my closet.  We are always trying to organize the playroom and the toys. I sill need to go through it and clean out junky old toys.
  5. Do some more decorating in my home, We will have been here 2 years in June and I haven’t done much to put my mark on the house. I have all these ideas, I just need to do them! I think I’ll start with the playroom. Stay posted to see what I end up doing.
  6. Learn more about shooting in manual and get a new camera. I love my Nikon d40, it has been a great “starter” camera; but I am ready to upgrade to one that gives me more options and takes better pictures. I’ll have to save my money for my dream camera, it might take me longer than a year because I am bad at saving, there are always so many other things to buy!
That is all for now, there are lots of other things I could list I’m sure! Hopefully keeping my list shorter will make it more doable!


Danielle said...

Good luck with your goals! They sound a lot like mine. I finally gave up soda a month ago - hard.

Andrea said...

I think all those things are great. The soda thing has been hard, but I feel so much better. I have been keeping a scripture journal and I love it. Thanks for the reminder.

Amy said...

Hey Sister Anderson! How much were you thinking for your stampin' up sets?

Amy Wientjes

Crysta said...

Sounds like great goals. I like to run early in the morning but find that excercise videos like cardio dance, yoga, or tae bo are awesome for when there isn't a time to get out an run. I have a treadmill and bike too many options. Got my stationary bike off craigslist for $30! :)

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